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Tech Showcase headed to Pybus

WENATCHEE — Science will be on display this month when a local group hosts an event focusing on the integration of technology into the region’s classrooms.

Where will the carnival move next year?

WENATCHEE — From about 1930 to 1972, the city’s waterfront was used as a landfill. The landfill was capped with clay and then eventually repurposed as Riverfront Park. For years. Apple Blossom organizers have used it to host the annual carnival.

Holden Mine cleanup enters final year

HOLDEN VILLAGE — A Rio Tinto official said Wednesday that the Holden Mine Cleanup Project will cost upwards of $500 million — nearly five times the cost initially projected six years ago, when the U.S. Forest Service and the mining company agreed on a plan to rehabilitate the old copper mine near Holden Village.

Area comes up short in competition for Best Community

DURHAM, N.C. — The Wenatchee Valley’s run to be crowned America’s Best Community ended here Wednesday when judges in the national contest named eight communities as finalists, but not Wenatchee.

March jobless rate rises in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN — A shrinking labor force coupled with a growing number of jobless residents in March sparked a jump in Okanogan County’s unemployment rate to 9.8 percent, a 1.3 percentage point increase over one year ago.

Local vision group makes its pitch for Best Community title

DURHAM, N.C. — The local group aiming for the Wenatchee Valley to be crowned as America’s Best Community — and grab the title’s $3 million in prize money — pitched their ideas this morning to a panel of judges in a nationwide competition.

Water, earth, science: Elements combine for Aspect’s success

WENATCHEE — The 9-foot-deep dry well at curbside overflowed with water after every hard rain. Runoff backed up, flooded the street, blocked driveways and pooled in yards. Homeowners resorted to sandbagging during the steadiest downpours.

Runway light failure sends flight back to Seattle

EAST WENATCHEE — An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to return to Seattle late Thursday night with 54 passengers aboard when the runway lights at Pangborn Memorial Airport failed to light.

Chelan County cannabis ban challenged in court

WENATCHEE — Chelan County's blanket ban on cannabis production triggered a civil suit Friday from 34 local marijuana growers and the umbrella group that represents them.

Age, defects, repairs sideline many units at Chelan PUD dams

WENATCHEE — Problems related to age, defects and needed-but-postponed repairs have hobbled or sidelined seven of 18 turbine/generator units at Rock Island Dam and four of 11 at Rocky Reach Dam, but revenue impact to the Chelan County PUD appears low, at least for now.